List of parachurch organizations

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Parachurch organizations are Christian faith-based organizations that usually carry out their mission independent of church oversight. The prefix para, is Greek for beside, or alongside.

Most parachurch organizations, at least those normally called parachurch, are Protestant and Evangelical. Some of these organizations cater to a defined spectrum among evangelical beliefs, but most are self-consciously interdenominational and many are ecumenical.

Roles that parachurch organizations undertake include larger more national or international movements:

And smaller, more localized movements:



Some international parachurch ministries include:

United States and Canada[edit]

Some parachurch ministries in the United States and Canada include:

Non-Evangelical specific[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]



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